Is RV Storage For Diesel And Gas Models Different?

October 13, 2015

Now that summer has officially flown the coop, RV season is quickly coming to a close. Sure, you've had a great time, and likely put some family-filled miles on your coach, but the winter isn't prime RV-ing season. If you’re new to the world of RV vacationing, you might be wondering what to do with your coach now that winter is rolling in. Don't worry, we have the answers.

Winterizing The Cabin

Gasoline and diesel RVs will need the same type of interior winterizing. Whenever your RV is going to sit idle for a period of time, you want to remove all food from the interior. Even non-perishable items should be pulled out and stored elsewhere. This helps to ensure critters and rodents aren't attracted to the coach.

Clothing, blankets and other personal items should also be removed before you give the coach a good scrub down. Clothing and other cloth items can get musty very quickly. It is best to remove them to avoid opening the door to a musty RV months down the line.

Plumbing Issues

Next, you'll want to deal with the plumbing. Both diesel and gasoline Rvs need to have their plumbing dealt with prior to the end of the season. Experts suggest cleaning out all black, gray and freshwater tanks prior to closing up the RV for the season. A burst pipe can be a smelly, dangerous headache for your RV.

Taking Care Of The Engine

Inactivity is especially hard on the RV's engine, so take care to ensure it isn't damaged in the off-season. When dealing with a diesel engine, experts suggest topping off all fluids and adding a fuel stabilizer to the gas tank. Once a stabilizer has been added, experts suggest taking the coach for a ride or allowing it to idle to ensure the stabilizer has made its way into the engine. Diesel engines should not be left empty.

For gasoline engines, experts suggest using an appropriate stabilizer as well, however, the gas tank doesn't have to be completely full. According to experts, an owner will also want to take great care in adding antifreeze to the radiator in gasoline RVs to ensure nothing freezes.

Remember, if you are planning to store your RV at a storage facility, call ahead and ask about their fluid and gasoline policies. If you have further questions, call the professionals at Move It Self Storage. We'll be happy to help you find a RV storage solution to meet your needs.


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